Football Diary with the Burtons #7

Trey Burton has his team 5-0 on the season and has accounted for a total of 20 touchdowns on the season. Might Burton one day have a future in coaching? Here is this week's Football Diary with the Burtons. Once again thanks to Trey's mother Cindy Burton-Macfarlane.

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We went down to Naples and beat Golden Gate 42-3, to make up for them beating us last year at homecoming. Trey had 151 yards passing with three touchdowns and 33 yards rushing with one touchdown. Golden Gate is a beautiful new school, lovely facilities and buildings. Their coach was quoted in our newspaper saying his players have never been beat that badly by a nicer bunch of boys, and I think that's sweet.

My brother Matt flew down from Atlanta to see the game, he said Trey has become quite a "pocket passer". I know he was launching some balls like 40 or 50 yards. Our O-line was fantastic, giving Trey plenty of time and Dri numerous holes to run through, so the Rice Krispie treats are flowing. I don't think we punted once, and our d-backs intercepted three passes to give us good field position. Our scout team looked good as well, playing the entire fourth quarter with a running clock.

Clayton and the D-line were pretty hard to handle and we all hope they continue to battle. We will need them to keep attacking and pushing through. Clay has been sleeping a lot this week, he took a four-hour nap on Sunday after church and brunch, and I think he is growing. Gerald Oriol, our best d-end who tore his ACL in May is still not back in pads, although he is running and that's progress. We will need him by the Manatee game. Our game against Charlotte on 10/24 will be televised on Comcast Channel 28 CSS, very exciting.

Coach Peacock said in the Touchdown/Linebacker Club meeting last night that he never wants to hear the word "Powder Puff" again, because this week is homecoming, and the boys have lots of distractions. The only problem is we haven't won a homecoming game in four years and that's embarrassing. We face Port Charlotte this Friday, they are 2-2 we are 5-0, and we need to stay focused. The powder puff game was last night, and Trey coached the junior girls on to a victory by scoring a safety with a minute left in the game. Trey's girls are undefeated, they beat the sophomores when they were freshman, they beat the freshman when they were sophomores and last night they beat the seniors as juniors. He gets a kick out of coaching those girls, teaching them hand signals and plays. Some of those girls are tough and some are really cute. We will not be able to attend the Florida/LSU game this weekend because of the homecoming dance, and since Trey's girlfriend is a senior, she would never forgive him if they missed her final homecoming dance.

At Moms in Touch this morning we prayed Isaiah 41:29-31, "He giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might, he increased strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint."


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